Halloween

Apocalyptic Bloom II, 16”x20” acrylic

Happy Halloween! I painted this last November it seems to have the right vibe for today.

While picking up my Vashon Island show I saw friends and family. I was fortunate to carve pumpkins with my sister’s family! That is me in the foreground.

Photo credit: Julie Sostrom

Disappearing (SOLD)

Disappearing, 30”x24”

I sold this after the show ended. I have discovered that Art Centers are a bad way to sell artwork. They can be a fun social event but for artists trying to make a living, I haven’t had any good experiences. Selling work through a small gallery is likely to be a better way to sell art. If you can sell work yourself no one is taking 50% of the sale!

This is me

Brian Sostrom ▫️Paintings▫️

For people not familiar with me and my work I made a grid. Six of these nine paintings were done in 2019. I have been painting my entire life but have been painting full time now for exactly one year. Thanks to those of you that have helped support my efforts!

Vashon Island Center for the Arts

18”x24” acrylic paintings

So much work goes into a show! This is my third major exhibit of the year. California, Oregon and now Washington State! If you are near Vashon Island the Show opening is this Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 at the Vashon Center for the Arts!

https://vashoncenterforthearts.org/event/visual-art-october-exhibitions/

Higher Light

Higher Light, 30”x24” acrylic

Today I am finalizing this painting. Still a ridiculous amount to get done for my upcoming exhibit on Vashon Island. The show opens October 4th but I have to deliver everything in one week. Lots of driving and even a ferry ride involved in this voyage. It has been a number of years since I have been on Vashon Island so I am sure it will be a fun little road trip.